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  • Yes, we're shallow

    Years ago, Andy Rooney did his 60 Minutes curmudgeon shtick with the Sunday paper. He took up a Sunday edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer and methodically discarded the sections in which he was not interested, such as the classifieds ("I already have a job"). At the end, he had a heap of discards and a few flimsy sheets of actual news. 
  • Celebrity deaths of 2011

    1. Steve Jobs On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of cancer on his pancreas. Following his passing, President Obama said "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world...

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92
    Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced. A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...

    David Letterman: How long can the TV talk host stay on the job?

    David Letterman: How long can the TV talk host stay on the job?
    Now that David Letterman has extended his deal with CBS through 2015, it's time to ask: How long can the onetime heir to Johnny Carson stay on the job?  Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show," will turn 68 in 2015. Television executives strive to reach...

    Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'

    Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'
    Andy Rooney, CBS News' longtime resident curmudgeon whose whimsical and acerbic essays on "60 Minutes" turned the rumpled writer into an unlikely — and reluctant — TV celebrity, died Friday night, only weeks after retiring from the show. He...